Shorter bus waits, faster bus trips and better transit connections.
That’s what riders and the public told us they wanted and needed. Now, Metro Transit is asking riders and the public for final feedback on the nearly completed draft of the Metro Reimagined plan, which will impact MetroBus routes in the City of St. Louis and in St. Louis County.
Over the past 18 months, Metro Transit received input from the public, riders, community groups and elected officials and incorporated that feedback into the new MetroBus network plan. The Metro Reimagined network plan offers faster, more frequent MetroBus service. It is a new vision for public mobility in the bi-state area, expanding Metro’s role from a transportation provider to a convener of services that improve access to economic prosperity and enhanced quality of life. The changes will be made utilizing the existing funding allocations.
“Since we began this process, we actively sought rider feedback on the evolving network plan for the St. Louis region, and we got that feedback in the form of approximately 2,200 public comments,” said Jessica Mefford-Miller, Metro Transit Executive Director. “More importantly, we listened, and we have made changes and added some new service that addressed many of the responses we received, while also keeping the fast and frequent service the new plan provides.”
We encourage you to attend any of the upcoming informational meetings at Metro Transit Centers, where there will be opportunities to speak with a transit planner, ask questions and share feedback.
Stop by one of our upcoming Information Sessions to speak with a Metro Transit Planner, ask questions and learn more about the new plan.
Feedback to the plan can also be shared with Metro Transit Customer Service by calling 314-982-1406 or texting 314-207-9786 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro launched Metro Reimagined, a comprehensive analysis of the MetroBus system, in July 2017 to ensure that Metro is positioned to meet the evolving transportation needs of the St. Louis region, today and in the future. The project team will incorporate community feedback into the final revision of the Metro Reimagined plan in late 2018. Metro Transit hopes to begin alternative mobility type pilot projects starting in spring of 2019 and implement the changes to the fixed-route network in fall of 2019.